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New Organization to Rate Corporations on Their Fair Treatment of Minorities and Women

Linda Eakes, Buying Influence President and Executive Director [says] "Our organization’s primary focus is educating consumers about how large corporations value, empower and treat women and minorities within their corporate culture"... Buying Influence evaluates and then grades publicly traded corporations... The grades are for each corporation’s treatment of women and minorities in two areas: pay equity...and being fairly represented in the highest levels of management and on the corporate board of directors... Corporations receiving the higher grades include Aetna, Verizon and Wells Fargo. Three of corporations with failing grades are Allstate, Procter & Gamble, and Sun Trust Banks.